As an introvert, you can be quick to talk yourself out of pursuing your passion.
That little voice in your head loves to jump in and list all the reasons why you shouldn’t pursue what you truly want. Your passion and dreams!
That voice gets louder and louder. Maybe it sounds something like this… I’m not confident enough, I’m too quiet I’m too shy, I don’t know where to begin. I’m not extroverted enough. Who wants to hear what I have to say. I’m not interesting enough. The voice goes on and on until you talk yourself out of taking the first step towards your passion. It can feel like a constant battle inside your mind, back and forth. Untimely holding yourself back from pursuing your passion.
Just because you are, an introvert does not mean that you have to put your passion and dreams on hold. You have so much within you to share. Don’t let that voice in your mind, fill you with self-doubt or hold you back. You have your unique way of sharing your gifts and passion with the world. You may not be loud and extroverted. But you have your own beautiful way of communicating . It’s time to allow yourself to pursue that passion you have put on hold for so long.
The first step to pursuing a passion is to get clear about what you are passionate about.
Let’s start with the big question. You want to be crystal clear about what you are passionate about, your hopes and dreams for your life.
Take out your journal, or a piece of paper and start by answering these questions:
What are you passionate about?
What do you love to do?
What lights you up?
Who or what do you want to give back to?
It may be helpful to take some time free write in your journal about your passions. Don’t overthink it or edit your writing. Allows the words to flow onto the page.
Freewriting often provides amazing insights. Because you’re not trying to censor or control the experience.
Give it a go and see what come through for you.
Once you have answered these questions you have a clearer guide about what your passion is. Remember your passion will be unique to you. Don’t allow yourself to get caught in the comparison trap and try to fit into what you see others doing. You have your own specific talents, gifts and dreams that are meant for you. Define exactly what you are passionate about; you may have more than one passion. Good for you!
Step two requires you to dive a little deeper and look at yourself honestly.
Now you’re clear about what your passion is. Let’s explore a little more.
How do you hold yourself back from pursuing that passion?
This is no time to hideaway. You need to get real with yourselves. Your passion is too important.
Answer this question :
How are you holding yourself back from pursuing your passion or passions?
You’re the only one who knows the truth about how you hold yourself back. Explore all the ways you hold yourself back. Is it confidence, self-doubt, negative self-talk? Make a list of how you hold back. Create the time and space to understand how you hold back, from pursuing your passion.
We can often get stuck in our own way. We ruminate over and over again in our mind all the reasons why we shouldn’t or couldn’t do what we are passionate about. We block ourselves and feel defeated before we even begin. By being aware of the tactics your mind uses to hold you back in your comfort zone. You can quickly defuse your thoughts process and get back on track to pursuing that passion of yours.
Now you have more insight about the favorite tactic you use to hold back. Are you ready to let go of what is holding you back?
It will mean you need to face some uncomfortable feelings and step outside your comfort zone. This can feel unsettling and scary. Your reaction could be to back away and tell yourself it’s all too hard. Another tactic the mind will use to try and keep you within the place that stays the same and predictable.
But your passion is worth it. Please please know that you are worth it. The awareness of your thoughts, feeling and emotions, is a critical step. It allows you to recognize and letting go of what is holding you back.
Understand you’re why.
This is step three. At this stage of your journey, take small steps. Be kind to yourself. Your mind will come up with lots of reasons why you shouldn’t pursue this passion. Be ready for it. You are more aware and prepared to recognize the tricks the mind plays to stop you from moving forward.
The secret to being ready is to be clear about your “why” Your why is the reason you want to pursue this passion.
Ask yourself right now why do you want this?
What makes pursuing your passion important to you?
Take to reflect and understand why YOU want this. It will set you up for success as you embark on this journey of pursuing your passion.
Remind yourself not to look to the outside world to give you yours why. Only you hold the answer to why this is important to you. You’re why is unique to you. Be very clear with yourself why you want to pursue this passion.
Once you have your why you have an amazing tool you can draw upon anytime you try and hold yourself back. Your why will be your reason to keep moving towards achieving this passion. Write you’re why down somewhere you can see it. It will act as a reminder when you face the challenge of that little voice. That creeps in expertly and tries to come up with a reason why you shouldn’t keep going with your passion.
The final step .
You want to make this a double yes. Say yes to your passion and say yes to yourself. Give yourself permission to bring your passion alive. To create what you want. By saying yes to you and your passion, you give yourself another tool to overcome self-doubt. Saying yes helps you to find the inspiration to take the next steps towards that passion of yours.
Move towards that passion of yours. Your a fully aware that that voice in your mind will come up with all sorts of reasons why you shouldn’t pursue your passion. You’re ready for it, you have the tools and awareness to keep moving towards that passion with confidence and purpose. Go and take the first step today!
Small steps in the right direction towards your passion can turn out to be the biggest steps to changing your life
Resources to support you
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